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will be a long-term problem. ashley: as long as this goes on, doug, we talk about the goldilocks environment but it is exactly what it is. it is not too hot to prompt the fed to pull back on its qe. but it is not too cold to push the economy into a recession. so kind of of in this same environment. how long do you think this could last? >> i don't buy the goldilocks analogy because we are in a low to zero growth. fourth quarter gdp in the u.s. is still zero. corporate profits in the third quarter were negative. we're slightly positive now. but first quarter consensus is negative again. where is goldilocks? only the fed stimulus, the fed is protecting a really tight monetary stance by u.s. congress, raising taxes, and, no, i don't see goldilocks at all. tracy: goldilocks is arguably uncle ben, right? he is not going anywhere anytime soon, right? i could make a argument, sell in may, do away thing doesn't count this year. >> i agree with that one, uncle ben. i hadn't heard that before. ultimately it i is pushing on a string. you need to have private economy, you need u.s. corporations, you nee
the cash method of accounting. what to make of, well the entire environment for growing a business in this country? ali wing, founder and ceo of giggle, the baby chain of stores and online sales. she joins us now. in terms of what you're seeing, just broadly, ali, the tax environment for you, it is getting worse, no? >> it is. i'm actually just in the middle of annual compensation reviews. i know every employee right now is feeling less in their take-home pay. that is a pressure of a different type for businesses. but it's the same old theme, whether it was not charging online only businesses sales tax or people off-line had to have it. just needing to even the playing field. not a disinincident tiff to big next generation of big businesses in america and right now it is still uneven. dagen: we talked about though the complications created by government, local government, state governments, the federal government in running a business today. we're celebrating the anniversary of the health care law and, what we've seen washington do in recent years. is it getting worse to grow a bus
or even buy a new home? >> the interest rate environment has been great for five years now. they are rising from such a low point. i do not think another 100 basis point rise will do that. the economy slowly creeks upwards, we will see an improvement on the housing market. there was a chart that we had during the bubble. as i said, we have the climbing no class incomes. we have housing prices starting to rise again. watch for a repeat of the previous bubble. dagen: you could see a divergence from not, correct? >> we very well could. fannie mae is purchasing the% down loans again. dagen: diggity dog. uncle sam is standing willing and ready. when it you be a fool not to take advantage of that? >> there are some people that have certain libertarian market people that would balk at it. i think we are starting to pick up. do not get too excited when all the obamacare taxes kick in next year. i would go into any of the markets like miami. the whole purchase to rent phenomenon, all the investors are jumping in and buying rental properties. the holster is wearing off on that. it di
to reduce their exposure. will we now have is a terrific tax environment. >> know it's several thousands of dollars. cheryl: thanks to all of you. different perspectives on the tax environment. it's rough out there. thank you for being here. >> a pleasure. >> thank you. cheryl: all right. let's share something highly -- happy. new jobs. unemployment is down. the reasons why coming up. as we go to break, let's take a look at someone in names overall on the nasdaq. we will be right back. ♪ all stations come over to mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. ♪ cheryl: time for your westcoast minute. san francisco's union bank is expanding in arizona. the bank has decided to open a new mortgage operation center. the center is expected to create 250 jobs. the governor offered tax incentives to union bank which is owne
related to each other, as long as the current environment exists as it does come interest rates as low as they are, there's really no incentive for washington to get back together and fix the fiscal situation because they are not forced to. so you say they will be by when, 2015, middle of the year? it'll be a while, in other words. dagen: it will be a while, but the good news is the budget deficit is actually declining. suggesting a decline for the next three years, so there's a little bit of time in washington to get it right. it is not as imminent, you have not done sequestration, but it is still the fed, all about the fed. what the market will be focused on is not so much when they will raise rates because that is forever into the future, but will they be skimming back the 85 billion in purchases? i don't think there will be any sign that will happen. i think it is helping the economy. connell: you agree with the policy? >> i agree with the policy, but what is propping up the stock market is the better economy. and i cannot attribute that alter the fed. a lot of people don't think t
in the u.s. we have to have austerity. >> fiscal austerity only works in environments of high inflation. we need to focus on the future. focus on austerity. dennis: the government is spending too much. this is not a good thing. >> you need to regain balance over time. right now, trying to get through immediately in the united states could really put a drag on growth here. with 7.7% unemployment, we need growth. dennis: it seems like all the folks in washington when they talk about growth, they talk more about growth and tax revenue and growth and the economy. >> right now, not only the united states, but particularly europe, there is not enough focus on reform. we need to make the changes and make it easier for businesses to conduct business. dennis: packs and retitle it reform is what we need. >> absolutely. clarity about a bath for sure prosperity. dennis: thank you for being with us. peter henry. thank you. take care. cheryl: fewer americans are expecting a financial boost from their tax refund this year. 59% of people are expecting that coveted refund check that averaged $2700. 28% are
? the environment is so different. we have taxes and regulations. is it hard to grow a business in today's world? >> i don't think it's any harder. if you have the passion for what you're doing in believe it and find to let you know, what you are best that and exploit that a stake you will be successful. you know, that's what we have done all along. tracy: debt would be proud. but mitt david, but david founder and ceo. it's all about the passion. thank you. adam: politics. tracy: the compression shirt. adam: know because i no you're going to say something in that whatever response to it. thank you very much. it's tough work. even at that. president obama nominated thomas perez as the next labor secretary this morning. some republicans are already voicing concern about this. and jeff flock is live at the white house. i think the senator from louisiana is already saying no way. >> is going to block this in the senate. does not kill the nomination, but it does create some problems for the administration after thomas perez, the president's pick to lead the labor department is at department of justic
protection of the poorest and the environment. he said the role of pope is to quote, open his arms and protect all of humanity. those are the headlines. back now to tracy. tracy: i think he is cool, patti ann browne. thank you. >> thank you, tracy. tracy: we have breaking news of after all the back and forth and facilitating all day, cyprus parliament rejects tax on bank deposits for a international bailout. 36 votes against and 19 abstained. who knows where it will keep going. the story keeps going. adam: waiting for the russians. tracy: exactly. treasury secretary jack lew on a critical mission to china. earlier today he met with china's new president to talk cybersecurity and more. peter barnes in washington with details. hey, peter. >> tracy, that's right. cybersecurity is at the top of the agenda the new treasury secretary around the new president of china. just last month the private security firm mandy apt, tied the chinese military to cyber attacks on more than 140 u.s. companies. analysts describe the meetings in beijing as a get acquainted session that will set the table
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